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can't get torrent files to open in my torrent client

Hi I don't know what's happened to cause this, but for the last few days if I grab a torrent file online, I only get the option to save the file, no option to automatical… (read more)

Hi

I don't know what's happened to cause this, but for the last few days if I grab a torrent file online, I only get the option to save the file, no option to automatically open in my torrent client.

I have been to Firefox general settings, and Applications - "Choose how Firefox handles the files you download from the web or the applications you use while browsing" but .torrent is not listed. When I search "torrent" in the Applications search box, I get only "magnet" as a result, nothing for "torrent" files (see image).

Any advice on how to automatically open .torrent files from the web in my torrent client would be appreciated.

Asked by dave54321ac 5 months ago

Answered by AliceWyman 4 months ago

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download list

Dear Volunteer :-) I have the latest Firefox version 98.0 and Windows 10. After every download from any website the complete download list pops up below the download symb… (read more)

Dear Volunteer :-) I have the latest Firefox version 98.0 and Windows 10. After every download from any website the complete download list pops up below the download symbol everytime. This can be quite annoying when I'm downloading many small things, like pics. Can I deactivate this function? Thanks in advance for your help! :-)

Asked by dharding1 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

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How to turn off download panel pop-up in version 98.0

This is more of a convenience issue but the new download panel pop-up from the download arrow is very distracting. I couldn't find an option to turn it off so I had to g… (read more)

This is more of a convenience issue but the new download panel pop-up from the download arrow is very distracting. I couldn't find an option to turn it off so I had to go into the config and turn the true flag false for this "improvement". Is there a better way of disabling this pop-up and if not will there be in future versions of firefox?

Asked by pathomeon 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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How do I turn of the download notification banner that pops up whenever I download anything and doesn't go away on it's own?’ for ‘Firefox

Thank you for your help. Lately, within the last 60 days, when ever I download something a notification banner listing my downloads appears at the top of the screen. The … (read more)

Thank you for your help.

Lately, within the last 60 days, when ever I download something a notification banner listing my downloads appears at the top of the screen. The banner DOES NOT go away on it's own. I have to click on the page somewhere to get rid of it.

My question is: how do I turn this off?

I did not turn it on or even want such a banner. I used to only see this banner when I right clicked on the download icon, what changed?

Thank you for your help.

Asked by lee369 4 months ago

Answered by alterthreadtitler 4 months ago

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Newest Firefox Has Annoying Display

Every time I do a new (first) save to a firefox item, I get an annoying brief display showing files which were opened. I don't need such a display and would like to turn … (read more)

Every time I do a new (first) save to a firefox item, I get an annoying brief display showing files which were opened.

I don't need such a display and would like to turn it off: It is distracting and might cause me to miss a REAL error message.

I am attaching a gif photo of this display, which is new to the latest firefox.

How can I turn off this feature?

Asked by jwill1000000 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

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Firefox 98.0 won't open to excel csv.file

I use a lot of excel files with ETM and when I pull a report, I need it to open with excel in a CSV file. That open no longer appears in the setting list. When I try to … (read more)

I use a lot of excel files with ETM and when I pull a report, I need it to open with excel in a CSV file. That open no longer appears in the setting list.

When I try to open the report, it just takes me to a folder to download the report and then I have to manually open it with excel.

Can that please be fixed. It was working fine and then I noticed my firefox was updated last night, and this morning I can no longer use it correctly.

Asked by angworksites 4 months ago

Answered by AliceWyman 4 months ago

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How do i turn off the auto popup of the Downloads panel?

How do i turn off the auto popup of the Downloads panel? Its very annoying to have this pop up every time i download something. Previously,before the update, the downloa… (read more)

How do i turn off the auto popup of the Downloads panel? Its very annoying to have this pop up every time i download something. Previously,before the update, the download panel does not popup when a download is complete. Please provide a solution to turn off this feature.

Asked by shellnine 4 months ago

Answered by FredMcD 4 months ago

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After last update firefox opens the downloaded PDF files instead of downloading

Who has experienced downloading a PDF file after the last update, Firefox used to open a download dialogue but now it opens the file in same tab instead of downloading it… (read more)

Who has experienced downloading a PDF file after the last update, Firefox used to open a download dialogue but now it opens the file in same tab instead of downloading it. this can be annoying especially when opening emails and downloading files, every time I have to reopen the same location.

this happened only today after the last update

Asked by Ahmad Izzate 4 months ago

Answered by AliceWyman 4 months ago

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How do I disable the new download notification?

I save a lot of images from certain sites, and prior to me finally installing the latest update because your stupid system notifies me every few hours of an update and I … (read more)

I save a lot of images from certain sites, and prior to me finally installing the latest update because your stupid system notifies me every few hours of an update and I dismiss 20 times a day for weeks on in.... I found that this latest update ruined firefox even further because now every single time I download an image, it pops the stupid download list on top of everything till I click somewhere instead of silently downloading like it used to do. I found no options at all for disabling this new terrible feature that you for some reason forced on us against our will yet again.

Asked by Vas 4 months ago

Answered by cor-el 4 months ago

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Stop download drop down box

Hi. Since the last update, everytime I download something, I get a drop down box in the upper right showing me the downloads. I don't need to be shown this every time I d… (read more)

Hi. Since the last update, everytime I download something, I get a drop down box in the upper right showing me the downloads. I don't need to be shown this every time I download something. How do I stop this? Thank you.

Asked by Tonester666 5 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 5 months ago

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download drop down menu

Lately when I download an image, from Google expanded images on the right side for example, the download drops down a menu. If I have made multiple downloads the list get… (read more)

Lately when I download an image, from Google expanded images on the right side for example, the download drops down a menu. If I have made multiple downloads the list gets longer and now blocks the area of the page I am working on. I don't need this downloads drop down menu and cannot find a way to stop it. I would prefer if it didn't display unless I clicked on it.

I have searched the net but can't find any answers. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks, Tom.

Asked by jthomashinton 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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download progress status

March 9, the progress of download status now comes on after each download, not when I simply ask to see the status. this is annoying as it continues to list all download… (read more)

March 9, the progress of download status now comes on after each download, not when I simply ask to see the status. this is annoying as it continues to list all downloads during the session. I have to hit the icon to not see the status after each pop-up, this was never a problem until this morning.

Asked by robtarch 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago

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Download toolbar button opens at random

Starting yesterday, the button next to the address bar for download progress will randomly open as if I clicked on it. Happens whether or not something is downloading and… (read more)

Starting yesterday, the button next to the address bar for download progress will randomly open as if I clicked on it. Happens whether or not something is downloading and whether or not there's anything in the download history or not. I haven't changed anything with Firefox. No new addons or settings changes. I didn't change anything on my system, either. Same day as any other. Just started happening.

Asked by Darxide 4 months ago

Answered by Terry 4 months ago

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.qfx and .ofx download bug after v98 update

When downloading financial data to Moneydance software, the download correctly opens Moneydance and update data file correctly, but after v98 Firefox update a second iden… (read more)

When downloading financial data to Moneydance software, the download correctly opens Moneydance and update data file correctly, but after v98 Firefox update a second identical .qfx file is downloaded to my desktop which I then have to securely delete as a redundant file on my PC.... This is new behavior, has always worked perfectly previously. Firefox settings under Files and Application header are as follows: Downloads: Save files to Desktop Applications: Actions are set to use Moneydance.exe for all OFX and QFX financial data

The extra file showing up on my desktop is new and unwanted. It seems to be unneeded as it can be deleted without any obvious effect and no loss of data in Moneydance

Asked by steelbanger 4 months ago

Answered by jscher2000 - Support Volunteer 3 months ago

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Automatically open the Downloads panel

In the new version, the Downloads panel automatically opens whenever I save/download a file. The problem... it STAYS open. How can I turn it off? I already know where and… (read more)

In the new version, the Downloads panel automatically opens whenever I save/download a file.

The problem... it STAYS open.

How can I turn it off? I already know where and how to check on my downloaded files. I do not need to see the downloads panel pop up every time I save a file. And I definitely do not need or want it to stay open, causing yet another need for a mouse click to make it go away.

Asked by tcd2000email 5 months ago

Answered by AliceWyman 5 months ago

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Downloads Progress Box

Hi I'm guessing this is because of the latest update to Firefox, but every time a download finishes, the pop-up box for the downloads keeps coming up. I guess this is con… (read more)

Hi

I'm guessing this is because of the latest update to Firefox, but every time a download finishes, the pop-up box for the downloads keeps coming up. I guess this is considered intuitive to let you know a download has finished, but I could do without it. I find it a bit distracting and it gets in the way. Is there a specific option that can disable it in the config?

Thanks

Asked by DustyShinigami 4 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 months ago

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Downloads now pop up over browsing window - how to disable?

Since the latest update of Firefox, I now notice that each time I download anything the downloads icon in the toolbar expands the download history and remains in front of… (read more)

Since the latest update of Firefox, I now notice that each time I download anything the downloads icon in the toolbar expands the download history and remains in front of the browsing window until I click out of it. This behavior is reminiscent of the Chrome browser opening a pop-up bar every time I download anything which had to be manually closed — a regular irritant. I can see where some may prefer to have the pop ups, but I don't appreciate it becoming the default. Is there any way to disable this behavior so that it downloads in the background as it used to?

Asked by wynden 4 months ago

Answered by TyDraniu 4 months ago

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I do not have "ShowAlertOnComplete" in about:config

I went here but it does not help me at all. https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/822640#answer-184146 I want to stop the idiotic pop up that just started... someone h… (read more)

I went here but it does not help me at all. https://support.mozilla.org/bm/questions/822640#answer-184146

I want to stop the idiotic pop up that just started... someone had this question in 2016 but it just started for me after last update.

Asked by macforme 4 months ago

Answered by Terry 4 months ago

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Download Progress dropdown list keeps coming up

Firefox did an update today, so I assume this has something to do with it. Every time I do a download (and I do a lot) the drop down list showing the downloads I've done … (read more)

Firefox did an update today, so I assume this has something to do with it. Every time I do a download (and I do a lot) the drop down list showing the downloads I've done pops out. It didn't do this prior to the update. It used only to appear when I selected it. Now it comes out every blasted time. It's very annoying and distracting. To be clear, I still want to see the download arrow/indicator/whatever so I can see the download is happening, but I don't want to see the list each time. How do I make it STOP? Image attached. Thank you.

Asked by rorfordak 5 months ago

Answered by cor-el 5 months ago